The article published by the American Institute of medicine elucidates on what constitutes a system. “A system is a set of interdependent elements interacting to achieve a common aim. The elements may be both human and non-human (equipment, technologies, etc.)” (Kohn et al.1999, p.52).
Institutions by definition are the more enduring feature of social life (Giddens 1984, p.24), When viewed as a system rather than just science and its application, it is possible to close relations to the sociological aspect of health care. Health care; its reform and sociological interpretations are based on individual and organizational needs; their core values; religious fanaticism and practices or can simply, as Max Weber points out in his sociological writings (1994), be classified under the “Rights of Man”
Health care and reform as a sociological institution has been debated and established on the same grounds of the close relation between sociology and science. The parallels and have been drawn where science is involved with the aspect of social behaviour and change. Marx’s theory and vision of a socialist society has been termed idealistic but it applies in the division of labour (cumulative action) between the rungs of society. But evidence available in various socialist organizational theories has shown more affinity to the Conflict theory. This article will examine the relation between the main sociological theories and how they apply in the institution of health care, its influences on the individual, the organization and the social system as a whole. Similarities and conclusions have been drawn in addressing the following
Inter agency relationships are as important in health care as they are in personal and over all societal wellbeing. Health care agencies are linked to insurance companies who have a network relationship with care providers, who in turn have clinics, specialists, practitioners and